Sunday, July 31, 2016

Soft Bisque Solid Viscose Jersey - Simplicity 8131






 Mood's viscose jersey is so soft and comfy.  It feels like you are wearing pajamas.  This lovely fabric comes in five dreamy colors.  Something for every complexion.  I chose soft bisque; it's a perfect neutral that can be paired with almost any color.






I used Simplicity 8131 to make this top.  The pattern is for woven fabrics, but works well with this light weight knit. I don't always follow the recommended fabrics.  Making my own clothes gives me the freedom to choose my own fabric and pattern combinations. 


This pattern is described as:  misses' pullover blouses with sleeve and bow tie variations.  Kind of vague as usual.  But nevertheless, Simplicity provides decent illustrations of the blouse.  So you get a good idea as to how the blouse will look. 

It comes in sizes 6 to 22.  I used size 14 with modifications.  There is nothing difficult in the instructions.  Typical.  I brought this pattern for view F.  But this first time around I made view A.  This is my test to see if this top works for me.  I must admit I do like it better belted.  My only real dislike is the facing.  It flips out and is visual through the blouse.  No biggie, just a small dislike.

I made a few of my usual alterations:  full bust adjustment and prominent shoulder blades.  I didn't add a bust dart.  Half of the excess was ease into the side seam and the rest rotated to the gathers near the shoulders.


I plan to make it again in a red viscose batiste.  This is an easy blouse to sew and I do recommend it to others.

Parting shot:  A wasp wanted to get in on the photo shoot.  I couldn't concentrate of posing for fear it would get on me. Lol


26 comments:

  1. This top is on my to do pile!! I love this!!!!! Pretty color!

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  2. Lovely blouse and it looks so soft and comfortable.

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  3. I used to sew, then my machine died and I never picked it up again. Your blog is inspiring me to resume sewing. I find it so fascinating and you do such a great job in description. Thank you.

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    1. Hi Mary, welcome to my blog. I hope to continue to inspire you. Blow the dust off your machine and join the sewing party. Thanks, C

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  4. great neutral and will be nice for fall with a blazer. I agree with you - it is kind of fun to use a fabric that is out of the ordinary for any particular pattern.

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    1. Thanks, Beth. This is definitely a transition piece.

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  5. I love this blouse, so very pretty.

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  6. Very nice and a terrific neutral for you. Your fit is impeccable as always and an inspiration. I love that you post your patterns and I always look very carefully at your full bust alterations. Thank you for sharing your expertise.

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    1. Thanks, Nancy. But I'm no expert. Trying to make it work for me.

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  7. So classy! This is what I need to focus on for work.
    Thank you for sharing, I'm going to use this for inspiration for my fall work wardrobe.

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  8. I love the neutral colour you've used for the top. So elegant.

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    1. Thanks, Gail. There are a few more I want to sew before the end of the year.

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  9. Lovely color! As you said it is a nice neutral to wear with many other colors!

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  10. Love this ensemble. It looks so comfortable and the color is so dreamy.

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    1. Thanks, Tomasa. At first I thought this color would wash me out. But turns out it's okay.

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